I began my career as a prosecutor in the Fourth Judicial Circuit where I worked for legendary State Attorney Ed Austin. While there, I prosecuted cases ranging from DUI to murder.
I left the State Attorney's Office to work as an associate for the firm of Kopelousos, Head, Smith, Townsend & Metcalf, a highly-respected AV- rated firm based in Clay County, Florida. After trying numerous criminal and complex civil cases, I became a shareholder in the firm which then became Head, Smith, Metcalf, Aguilar, Sieron & Moss, P.A. The current law firm is a successor to that firm.
Several years ago, I decided to concentrate primarily on criminal defense and associated administrative and civil cases. I've been honored to have earned the respect of my peers and the judiciary, having received an AV-Preeminent rating (highest possible for legal ability and ethics) by Martindale-Hubbell for over 20 years.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1985||04/04/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2020|
|Top 100 Florida Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Top Criminal Defense Lawyers||904 Magazine||2012|
|Managing Partner||Aguilar & Sieron,, P.A.||2006 - Present|
|Associate/Shareholder||Kopelousos, Head, Smith, Townsend & Metcalf, P.A.||1993 - 2006|
|Certified Intern||State Attorney's Office||1984 - 1984|
|Prosecutor||State Attorney's Office||1984 - 1987|
|Legal Intern||Law Offices of Ferrin Campbell, P.A.||1983 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2005 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1996 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1996 - Present|
|Jacksonville Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|Clay County Bar Association||Past President||1993 - 1995|
|Clay County Bar Association||Past President||1990 - 1991|
|University of Florida||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of Florida||BS - Bachelor of Science||1981|
|Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education Committee||Third Party Liens||1995|
|Different Career Paths||Small Firms vs, Big Firms||N/A|
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